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Which style of ambient you prefer the most?


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Which style of ambient you prefer the most?  

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  1. 1. Choose a style

    • Freestyle with live organs (Shpongle,Entheogenic)
      5
    • Beatless-Atmospheric (Ultimae style)
      8
    • Melodic of any form (Psyfactor,Unstable Elements)
      4
    • Downtempo
      1
    • Experimental (Psy-Harmonics style, Suomi etc.)
      2
    • Old School-Goambient
      5
    • Ethnic
      0
    • Other
      3


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Dark Ambient is definitely my number one style:

 

LUSTMORD: The Place Where The Black Stars Hang, Rising

AMON: Mopula, Gateway, Time is Waiting, Osirion,

LULL: Lost Sanctum, Long Way From Home, Slow Fall Inwards

 

Mystical/Space Ambient:

MATHIAS GRASSOW: The Old Park, Siddharta, Selina, Nightveil

JONN SERRIE: The Far River

JON MARK: Eye of the Falcon, Sirocco

And occasionally, PETE NAMLOOK: Asbendos, Winter, The Flight

 

Psymbient:

SHPONGLE: all tracks

SAAFI BROTHERS: Mystic Cigarettes and Midnight's Children-albums

INFINITY PROJECT: The Answer, When Sound Becomes Color, Mystical Experience

ENTHEOGENIC: Absolute Love, Twilight Eyes, Pagan Dream Machines, Invisible Landscapes

YOUNGER BROTHER: Ribbon on a Branch, Sleepwalker, Psychic Gibbon, Safety Zone,

GALAXY

SOLAR FIELDS

 

Various:

MODULA GREEN

FULL MOON FASHIONS

 

I never considered Shpongle ambient, by the way. Occasionally they move into ambient territory on tracks like Invocation, Shpongle Falls and And The Day Turned to Night, but I believe that Shpongle is a genre in itself. There are just too many crossovers to accurately define it as a style.... which is pretty much a style in itself.

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If I really need to space out in a hammock or in my bed I prefer beatless old and new stuff...

 

If I am doing stuff I like a good mixture... too much of the same style bugs me a bit! But I have to name a favorite style it might be.. fuck I dunno :unsure:

 

(btw Ultimae isn't really beatless is it :P well the Sync24 album and Oxycanta could be called that... but the rest??! Some I would even call trance-ambient (as in 4x4 beats) or as someone once said here trance on tranquilizers :lol: )

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(btw Ultimae isn't really beatless is it :P well the Sync24 album and Oxycanta could be called that... but the rest??! Some I would even call trance-ambient (as in 4x4 beats) or as someone once said here trance on tranquilizers :lol: )

even those aren't beatless! subtle beats are very nice.

I like nice floaty ambient with subtle beats that come in a nd out but aren't the focal point of the track.

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The kind that isn't boring :)

 

 

I find all that sound scape stuff rather numbing. Like I find myself thinking "fuck why doesn't anything happen, can't the next tune start already..".. and that's not relaxing at all.. :wank:

 

On the other hand I can enjoy very minimal music..uh there's a paradox here :unsure:

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Yeah sometimes I love minimal music and sometimes I despise it, but it´s hard to tell exactly when I like it or not... comes down to very personal taste.

Like Stars of the Lid, they make minimal drone music in their own specific style and I really like their album the Ballasted Orchestra, but then I got ´The Tired Sounds Of...` and I found it exactly like the title says, dreadfully boring and tiresome

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I'm not really sure about the different genres of ambient so I've played save and voter for melodic of any kind, that always fits. :P I like stuff like Shpongle or Enthogenic but also Kuba, Ott, Kukan Dub Lagan and Khooman. As long as something is happening I'm fine with it.

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even those aren't beatless! subtle beats are very nice.

I like nice floaty ambient with subtle beats that come in a nd out but aren't the focal point of the track.

u are right... thats why I said it could be called that cus yes there are subtle beats in most tracks... but I guess really "beat"less would some floating soundscapes like Michael Stearns - Planetary Unfolding or something like that... I haven't heard much of that lately though... (I mean new releases)
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I practically like every ambient genre you named and whenever there is some quality release, I enjoy in it as much as possible. I agree with Time Trap of not including the essence of old school ambient music : Brian Eno, Robert Rich, Steve Roach, Brian Lustmord, Pete Namlook, Geir Jenssen, Tetsu Innoue, Bill Laswell and the likes... But from your list I have to choose Old School - Goambient genre :lol:

 

Favourites from that genre :

 

Transwave - Ulysses Pt.III

Shakta - Earthrise

Cosmosis - Afterglow

MFG - Metamorphosis

Total Eclipse - 51 Pegasus

Astral Projection - Ambient Galaxy

SUN Project - Deeper And Deeper

Man With No Name - Azymuth

Dimension 5 - Mind To Mind

Celtic Cross - Kathmandu

X-Dream - Relax Vortex

M-Sphere - Serum X

Jaia - After The Rain

SUN Project - Solitude

Chi-A.D - Tranquilicy

Dimension 5 - Flow

Prana - Geomantik

Chi-A.D - Creator

Tarsis - Broken

Ra - To Sirius

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